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Lionel Messi wants to meet Pope Francis, a fellow Argentine and football fan

Lionel Messi wants to meet Pope Francis, a fellow Argentine and football fan

“First Maradona, then Messi and now Pope Francis” Barcelona striker Lionel Messi wants to meet the new Pope and says the new appointment is something his fellow Argentinean should be proud about. The world’s top footballer spoke after Argentina’s...
Most Brits believe in the power of prayer

Most Brits believe in the power of prayer

Some denomination of Britain’s churches may be struggling to make converts but a new survey in just before the Easter has found no shortage of people believing in prayer. The new ICM survey offers revealing insights into the issues that are on the hearts...
Want to follow God? Go to sleep

Want to follow God? Go to sleep

By Karen Swallow Prior Karen Swallow Prior, Ph. D., is Professor of English at Liberty University. She is a contributing writer for Christianity Today and The Atlantic and the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me (T. S. Poetry Press, 2012). She...
TV series gets audience of biblical proportions in US

TV series gets audience of biblical proportions in US

A television drama series based on the Bible and shown on the History Channel has amazed critics by garnering huge viewing figures across America and becoming the most surprising television hit of the year. Defying expectations that a simple retelling...
Pope phones vendor to cancel his Buenos Aires newspaper deliveries

Pope phones vendor to cancel his Buenos Aires newspaper deliveries

Buenos Aires, Argentina – Even though he is the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, Pope Francis still found time to make personal phone calls. The owner of his local newspaper kiosk was amazed to receive a telephone call from Pope Francis...
False accusations and violence against Christians in South Asia

False accusations and violence against Christians in South Asia

By Bill Bray (Special Correspondent, ASSIST News Service) New Delhi, India – False blasphemy charges and fabricated accusations are increasingly being used by religious hate groups to organise persecution against Christians in Pakistan as well as...
God knows your time

God knows your time

God knows the years He has apportioned for everyone and the number of years we are supposed to stay here on earth; we don’t. He has it all written in His diary. “For You formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You,...
An Easter bunny and an Easter story worth remembering

An Easter bunny and an Easter story worth remembering

“There’s more to Easter than chocolate eggs, bunnies and a Bank Holiday” You’ve probably seen Santa Claus; but have you ever seen the Easter Bunny? As a small child, I enjoyed visiting Santa at a local department store at Christmastime. My parents...
Fake vicar stole £90,000 in European grants after gaining clerical title from U.S. website

Fake vicar stole £90,000 in European grants after gaining clerical title from U.S. website

His so called “parishioners” believed George Gordon was a genuine gentleman, but little did they know they were dealing with a fake “Reverend”, who wore a dog collar and boasted of Cambridge University degrees. The 52-year-old claimed he suffered...